Apple Cider Pork Chops

I posted about a recipe I made up for apple cider pork chops last month and had a few requests to share it, so here we are!

I’ve made the recipe a few times now and finally wrote down exact measurements and photographed it yesterday and came to the conclusion that pork just isn’t very photogenic.

Apple Cider Pork Chops with apple recipe

It sure tastes good, though! That’s what matters anyways 🙂

1 honeycrisp apple
4 1-inch thick pork chops
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 tablespoon dried minced onion
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt and pepper

1. Slice apple thinly and line the bottom of a 9×13 inch glass baking dish with slices. Lay pork chops on top of apples.
2. Combine apple cider vinegar, minced onion, mustard, sage, and cinnamon in a small bowl and whisk to combine.
3. Pour vinegar mixture over pork chops and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 24 hours.
5. When you’re ready to cook your chops, remove them from the refrigerator and preheat oven to 350°F.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145°F. Enjoy!

Apple cider pork chops recipe with apple cider vinegar and honey crisp apple


A Few Favorites

Sharing a few recent favorites, from books to moments and everything in between!


Bath time with Sadie. She’s just so content and cute in the bathtub! We are really loving this bathtub and this shampoo + body wash combo at the moment. There’s nothing like a freshly bathed baby all snuggled up in pajamas. Love it!

My own bath time. Fitting in a shower is tough sometimes! I’ve had a few days where Sadie was content to sit in her rock n play and I’d shower and peek out to find her and Malcolm watching me!

When Jimmy dresses Sadie. He got her all ready before my hematology appointment last week and it was adorable to see which outfit he picked out.

Reading a Christmas Bible study on my Bible app.

Decorating for Christmas. We aren’t putting up a tree this year because we don’t have room (small house + baby gear problems, lol), but we’ve decorated the outside of our house with garland, lights, a flag, and the sign below. We also have some indoor decorations up, which I show at the end of my most recent vlog!

Wooden manger scene Christmas decoration

Crafting. I’ve caught the crafting bug and have a million little projects I want to complete.

(Baby) Books

Baby Signs by Joy Allen. At two months, Sadie is a bit young for sign language, but this is helping me brush up on my signing so I can teach her. I haven’t been consistent about learning it since my Penn State days.

Mama Loves You So by Terry Pierce. Rach gifted me this book and it’s so special!

Mighty Dads by Joan Holub. I gave this to Jimmy for Father’s Day and it’s adorable. We’re excited for Sadie to learn about some of the machinery Jimmy uses.

Babies Love Animals by Scarlett Wing.

I Prayed for You by Jean Fischer. I can’t read this, especially the page picture below, without tearing up!

Cleaning supplies

Seventh Generation disinfectant spray. I love that this doesn’t have to be wiped off after use, even on surfaces where food is being prepped!

Method bathroom cleaner. Smells great and works great.

Full Circle detail cleaning brush. I’ve professed my love for this little tool before. Still loving it! I have one in our bathroom and one in our kitchen.

Blogs and Vlogs 

Enough Part I and Part II by Nicole. Man did I need to read those posts. Nicole is such an amazing writer, too.

Vlogging. I’ve been trying to film a vlog every now and then to document our new life as a family.

Happy Things

My siblings expecting their babies ten days apart from each other! My brother and his wife just announced they’re expecting a baby in May, (as are my sister and her husband!)! Hannah and Racquel’s due dates are ten days apart. So, so excited!

Pregnancy announcement picture

What moments/books/things/etc. are your favorite lately?